INTERNET MARKING QUESTIONS-10 QUESTIONS MOST ASKED

10 MOST ASKED QUESTIONS

without fail, every time a newbie joins a forum, they invariably ask the same 10 questions you see listed below. Even though these questions were answered many times in the past,  answers are scattered across several forums. Because of that fact, I decided to write an article that answered those recurring 10 questions all at the same time, all in one place.

Newbies, are you paying attention? Here are the answers to the 10 questions you ask most often:

1. How do I get traffic to my website?

Answer: There are a variety of ways to get traffic to your website. The best long term solution, of course, is to properly optimize your website so that you get organic traffic – meaning traffic from search engines. The best way to achieve this is to make sure your site has plenty of quality, relevant, keyword-optimized content that visitors will want to link to, such as articles, interviews, e-books, videos, podcasts, reviews, etc.

In the short term, you can use paid methods like pay-per-click, ezine advertising or text advertising. Or, you can utilize free social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn. Or better yet, use a combination of all of the above methods.

2. How many click-thru’s before I make any sales?

Answer: Assuming your traffic quality is good and you have all your ducks in a row, according to conventional wisdom, you should start making sales after you’ve had 100 click-thru’s. I happen to disagree with conventional wisdom. Let me explain why.

Even though you could make make a few sales after you’ve had 100 click-thru’s or less, I’ve seen many instances where marketers still hadn’t made any sales after 500 click-thru’s. That’s why I always tell marketers, wait until you’ve had a minimum of 1000-2000 click-thru’s before you start panicking. Because it’s very possible, you might not get a single sale in the first 100-500 click-thru’s.

But in the next 100-500 click-thru’s, you could get 10 sales. That’s marketing. You just never know in which batch of hundreds those sales are going to be in. Again, assuming your traffic quality is good and you have all your ducks in a row.

3. What’s the best marketing method?

Answer: There is no best marketing method. They all work, provided, they are all executed properly. The best marketing method is the one that works best for you. The main thing is not to fall into the trap of jumping from method to method like so many marketers do. You have to be disciplined enough to be patient. You have to give whatever method(s) you’re using a reasonable chance to work. Then, when you find something that works, milk it to the point of diminishing returns.

4. Why isn’t anyone responding to my advertising?

Answer: Assuming once again, you have all your ducks in a row, according to The Rule of 7, on average, people have to see your ad a minimum of seven times, before they act on it. Does that mean people will automatically buy what you’re offering after they’ve seen your ad seven times? No it doesn’t.

Again, it’s just an average. It could be more than seven, but it could also be less. The fact of the matter is there are far too many variables involved to suggest that after people see your ad seven times, they will automatically whip out their credit card, and purchase what you’re offering – not the least of which is traffic quality, competency of your sales copy, and the viability of the item being offered.

5. What should I sell online?

Answer: Everyone has a talent. So, why not turn your talent into a product or service and sell it? For example, let’s suppose you’re an above average fisherman. You could write an e-book instructing others how to fish. Or, perhaps you’re an expert at utilizing social media. You could start your own social media consulting service.

Another option is to join an affiliate program and sell other people’s products for a commission.

6. What are the best free places to advertise?

Answer: I’ve had amazing success with forums. While you can’t blatantly advertise on forums, you are allowed to promote your website in your signature file. What’s a signature file? In essence, a sig file is a classified advertisement you write about your business that is automatically attached to every forum post you make.

The social networking sites I mentioned previously are also very effective. In addition, if you have above average knowledge of a particular topic, question and answer sites like Yahoo Answers and AllExperts are also a good option.

7. Should I join a traffic exchange program?

Answer: No. In my opinion, those programs aren’t worth your time or money. Oh sure, you’ll get plenty of traffic to be sure. But it’s garbage traffic plain and simple. And as the saying goes, “garbage in, garbage out!” That being said, some marketers have successfully built subscriber lists using those programs. But I still think your efforts are better spent elsewhere. Same thing goes for free classifieds. For the negligible amount of return, I think your efforts are better spent elsewhere.

8. How long before I start making money online?

Answer: That question is impossible to answer because there are far too many variables involved such as talent, work habits, organizational skills and level of determination. And while I’ve seen individuals come online and make alot money very quickly, I also know of individuals who have been trying for months, who have yet to make a dime.

9. Do I need a website to sell online?

Answer: The answer to that questions is, it depends on what your goal is – what you are trying to accomplish. While you can definitely sell online and make money without a website (for example, affiliate programs). If you want to establish your own identity and sell your own products, you definitely need a website.

10. How much money can I make online?
Answer: See #8

NOW THAT HAVE THESE QUESTIONS IN ONE PLACE PLEASE FEEL FREE IF YOU NEED MORE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS PLEASE LEAVE THEM BELOW AND WILL HELP YOU OUT IN MORE DETAIL.

SHERRI

 

BIG MISTAKES- NEW AFFILIATE MARKETERS MAKE

7 BIG MISTAKES NEW MARKETERS MAKE

When I first started in affiliate marketing, all I wanted was to just make money. Off I ran in every direction, trying everything, with no real idea of the mistakes I was making that could very well affect my chances at long term success.

Through my years of experience with both affiliate marketing and teaching other affiliate marketers, I have come to the conclusion that there are 7 big mistakes new affiliate marketers make.

Let’s talk about these mistakes in more detail.

1) Selling Rather Than Helping

Yes, the word “marketing” is part of the phrase affiliate marketing, but for the most part, our job as an affiliate is not to sell — that is the job of the sales page our affiliate links lead the reader to.

When I first started, my overwhelming (and totally naive) impulse was to fill my pages with words and links that screamed “BUY THIS NOW!”. I didn’t help the reader learn why they should have this product. I only wanted them to click a link which would hopefully lead to a commission for me.

People want to hear from other people when making a decision to buy a product or not — that’s why the reviews on Amazon products are so powerful. Those reviews are genuine feedback from people who (usually) have absolutely nothing to gain if someone buys that product or not.

When we talk more like an unbiased reviewer rather than a high-pressure salesperson, we will find we make more sales and people will come back for advice on other products in the future.

2) Too Many!

This is another big mistake I made when starting out — joining any and every affiliate program I came across. While I absolutely do believe in cultivating multiple streams of income when working online, there is a point where you have too much to deal with and it becomes unmanageable.

Choose your affiliate programs wisely and don’t overload yourself.

3) Not Testing

Whenever I choose to promote a Clickbank offer (for example), I put myself in the shoes of a potential customer and opt in to test the vendors’ follow up sequence.

I learned this the hard way.

Nothing breaks a reader’s trust more than being led to a promotion that will blow up their inbox. Put yourself in the shoes of a potential customer and see what will happen if they follow your advice.

4) Not Tracking

This was a BIG mistake I made when I first started out. I began my affiliate marketing career using free-to-make web pages on a site called wealthy affiliates.{and i still do to this day}. 

I am fond of promoting Amazon products on these pages, but would forget to use unique tracking affiliate links on each page.

Why is this a mistake? Very simple — when you make a sale, you want to know WHERE the sale came from. This enables you to know which pages are converting well so you can grow and scale that campaign.

Creating a unique tracking ID for an Amazon link is easy. Simply log in to your Amazon affiliate dashboard, click “Account Settings” at the very top on the right, then click “Manage Tracking IDs”. From there you can make a new tracking ID so you can track which web page/campaign sold what.  You can learn more about using Amazon’s Tracking IDs.

Yes, making any commission is cool, but knowing where and how you made that commission is what makes you a better marketer. It lets you grow and scale your campaigns — as opposed to working blindly.

5) Not Comparing

One of the best converting tactics I use to sell affiliate products online (especially physical products from Amazon) is to compare the “main” product with two other similar products.

When people are in buying mode for a physical product, they tend to have their options narrowed down to 2 or 3 and need help making the choice that is best for them.

By comparing the “3 Best Widgets For _______”, I not only help my readers make a choice, but I also have my affiliate links there for THREE products instead on only one.

Over time, when I track that web page, I will be able to see which product is most interesting to readers and move the best converting product to the top of the page for better CTR.

Comparison web pages are not only very popular and helpful for readers, they are also very profitable for you.

6) Make Money Online Products

Perhaps you’ve seen this before. You’re in a “learn online marketing” type forum. A person publishes a post complaining that they can’t make a dime online. But in their signature line they have something along the lines of “I Made 50 Million Dollars with This” followed by their affiliate link.

It happens all the time. Please, don’t be that person.

If you’re new and you want to promote products in the Make Money Online arena, don’t make false claims that it made you money. In fact, don’t make false claims at all!

Sure, talk about the benefits of the product/training — maybe even why it sounds awesome to you — but don’t try to trick people. You will ruin your credibility.

7) “Oh Look! A Butterfly!”

This is the biggest downfall for any new affiliate marketer. In fact, it can cause really big issues for seasoned affiliate marketers as well.

It is all too common to be working on one thing when all of a sudden, something “shiny” comes through your inbox or is mentioned in a forum you frequent. Then off you go chasing some new idea to make money online.

Ignore the “butterflies” that are sure to fly by on a constant basis. They will just distract you from your project/campaign at hand. One completed and profitable campaign is worth so much more than 50 almost half-finished campaigns or projects.

Affiliate marketing is a business that requires self-motivation and focus. For many of us, these are learned skills. Once you are aware of the the mistakes that can cause a lack of profits and productivity, you will be better able to grow your business and be profitable long-term.

Any questions ,comments or your own view about these marketing mistake please leave them below

Best of luck!!

Sherri

NICHE MARKETING -WHAT IS IT?

WHAT IS NICHE MARKETING?

A niche marketing is the subset on the market on which a specific product is focused. The marketing niche defines as the product features aimed at satisfying specific market needs as well as the price range.

WHAT IS NICHE MARKETING?

Concentrating all marketing efforts on a small but specific and well defined segment of the population. Niche do not “EXIST” but are “created” by identifying needs,wants,and requirements that are being addressed and delivering goods or services to satisfy them.As strategy,niche marketing is aimed at being a big fish in a small pond instead of being a small fish in a big pond. also called micro marketing.

FINDING A NICHE

I t is important in finding a niche  a good niche is usually something a person may want or need these niche are intend to do well. please leave any questions or comments below.

sherri

WANT TO BE YOUR OWN BOSS-HATE YOUR JOB

WANT TO BE YOUR OWN BOSS?

HATE YOUR JOB

Do you want to be your boss ? Like hundreds of people would love to be their own boss tired of being unappreciated long hours and sometime long commutes back and fourth to work. You are here more likely because you are one of thousands the hate their jobs and want to be there own boss.

What if i told you you could be your own boss right in you own home would you be interested? or what if told you could make real money on line working from home.

LETS TAKE A POLL

  • IF YOU COULD GO ANY WHERE IN THE WORLD WHERE WOULD IT BE?
  • IF I HAD A  MILLION DOLLARS I WOULD _________ ?
  • IF I COULD START WORKING FROM HOME WITH N0 MONEY DOWN I WOULD?

A-DO IT

B-RESEARCH IN TO IT FURTHER OR

C-TRY IT OUT FIRST.

WHY DO I HATE MY JOB?

Did you know there thousand of people out their that hate there  jobs. There is many reasons why they hated and are looking for a way out. Are you one of that them that hate their job wants to be their own boss but don,t know how to go about looking for a way out ?

NOW THERE IS HELP 

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THANK YOU SHERRI

SECRETS TO SUCCESS-FOR BEGINNERS

SUCCESS SECRETS

Have you ever wonder how people were gaining success online?and why it has not worked for you? I am going to be sharing some secrets
to success with you and hopefully this will be of some help to you to better your online business and things to keep an eye on.

  1. CHOOSE HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS YOU BELIEVE IN-Think about this for a minute.When you are choosing products think of the things you would be interested in buying if you would not buy it your self how do we expect our readers to buy it.
  2. CHOOSE YOUR NAME WISELY-Think about what most people are googling about their interest and the choose your name based around those topics.
  3. PAY ATTENTION TO VENDORS SUGGESTIONS-Often vendors will share key words or other selling techniques for a product.So listen take the advice.

USE A SOLID BUSINESS STRATEGY- Like any product you’re selling, make sure you have a plan and revise it as you go along. Things to include: article marketing to gain exposure, using SEO keywords, posting in forums, blogging in a niche, and social media strategies. Things to avoid: spamming and negative advertising campaigns.

  1. CHECK YOUR LINKS ON A DAILY BASIS-You all ways want to check your links Remove term:
  2. daily because sometimes they can get broken or detached due to site going down or products site you are promoting from are having technical issues.
  3. KEEP TRACK OF ALL YOUR LINKS- In the same respect, create a Word document or Excel spreadsheet where you store all your links and the product that corresponds to each one. This way, you won’t get lost if you have a lot of products or find yourself searching on Clickbank, which doesn’t store copies of your link URLs.
  4. HAVE AN ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT- Just because you’re promoting someone else’s affiliate product doesn’t mean you should just sit back and wait for something to happen. Keep increasing your knowledge and using tools such as Google Alerts to stay informed.
  5. NETWORKING-Just like with any business or marketing strategy, networking to sell a product can pay off. You can use things such as guest blogs, contests, and commenting on relevant blogs.
  6. GIVE IT TIME- The first time you do affiliate marketing (and any time you start affiliating new products) it might take some time before your efforts translate into sales. Don’t expect mind-blowing results right away, but do give it time to simmer.
  7. THERE IS NOT A ONE-SIZED FITS ALL STRATEGY-Different products tend to sell in different ways and some of the best-selling Clickbank products change over time, so pay attention to market trends and be ready to change direction, if necessary.

MY OVER VIEW

Now that you have a beginners over view you can use these inside secrets on your online marketing websites.they are simple steps you can take and apply them.It will make a big difference in keeping up with what you have and what you could apply to your website it also will help if some reason you lose links or content you have a back up to replace with .this is always a good idea to keep important content and links in back up files or WordPress.

IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTION PLEASE LEAVE THEM BELOW IN I WILL BE ANSWERING THEM ALL AND TRY TO HELP YOU OUT.https://www.viglink.com/trends/explorer/networkwide/1

SHERRI

 

WHAT IS MARKETING CONCEPT

WHAT IS MARKETING CONCEPT?

The marketing concept is the philosophy that firms should analyze the needs of their customers and then make decisions to satisfy those needs, better than the competition. Today most firms have adopted the marketing concept, but this has not always been the case.

CONCEPTS OF MARKETING

There are 5 different concept marketing,each in which vary in the function that they deal with.FOR EXAMPLE-Production concept deals with production and selling of concepts deals with selling.

Each of the concepts was developed  as per the need of marketing.  As the market changed, so did the concepts of marketing. And today, we have an opportunity to look at all 5 concepts of marketing and what they represent.

  • Production concept
  • Product concept
  • Selling concept
  • Marketing concept
  • Societal marketing concept

Production Concept – Consumers prefer products that are widely available and inexpensive. The production concept is more operations oriented than any other concept.

Product Concept – Consumers favor products that offer the most quality, performance, or innovative features. The product concept believes in the consumer and it says the consumers are more likely to be loyal if they have more options of products or they get more benefits from the product of the company.

Selling Concept – Consumers will buy products only if the company aggressively promotes or sells these products. Off course, in this era of marketing, we know that selling is not the only tactic to sell your product. You have to focus on marketing as well.

Marketing Concept – Focuses on needs/wants of target markets & delivering value better than competitors. The marketing concept believes in the pull strategy and says that you need to make your brand so strong that customers themselves prefer your brand over every other competitor. This can be achieved through marketing. concepts.

Societal Marketing concept – Focuses on needs / wants of target markets & delivering value better than competitors that preserves the consumer’s and society’s well-being.

I hope that this information was helpful to help you understand the marketing concept.if you have any comments,questions or want to know more about marketing please leave it below and i will be happy to answer them.

thank you Sherri

 

HOW TO PROMOTE WITH AFFILIATE MARKETING

WAYS TO PROMOTE WITH AFFILIATE MARKING

There many ways to promote  an affiliate marking.in fact hundreds of ways but here i am going to be showing some of the ways you can promote products.some are simple and  not so simple.

  • social media-which also can grow your email list some of the social media  you can post to like Facebook post ,you tube videos, pintrest post, blog post, Instagram post,email news letter post the list goes on and on.
  • pay per click ad links-get paid for every click by posting ads on your website which promotes the ads.
  • banner ads-promoting a business by posting their banners on your website
  • auto responded emails -promoting  products  ads banners and even your website on responded emails list.These are just to name a few.

OTHER THINGS YOU CAN DO

Other things you can do to promote with in your website which gets traffic to promote what is on your website.

  1. Quality content-making sure you have content that is neat and clean, easy to read and it is  interesting to your reads.Think about if you were the reader? how would you see the content how it is written is it easy to read and understand does it make sense.
  2. Efficient affiliate redirect links- are your links efficient ,are they neat and clean and most importantly do they work properly.
  3. Reviews-when doing a review things that is and should be in your review are
  • PRODUCT NAME- INCLUDE THE PRODUCT NAME IN YOUR REVIEW
  • PRICE-THE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT
  • COMPANY NAME-THE COMPANY NAME YOU ARE PROMOTING FOR SUCH
    AS AMAZON Ect…
  • PRODUCT REVIEWS-REVIEWS ON THE PRODUCTS AND ALSO YOUR PERSONAL REVIEW IN DETAIL
  • PRODUCT COMPLAINTS-IS THEIR ANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE PRODUCTS GOOD OR BAD
  • PRODUCT BBB RATINGS-IS IT REGISTERED WITH BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU WHAT IS ITS RATING WITH B B B
  • PRODUCT NAME WORKS- IS THE NAME DESCRIBE WHAT THE PRODUCT ACTUALLY IS
  • PRODUCT NAME LEGIT-IS THE PRODUCT LEGIT.

I hope this information was helpful if you like to leave any comments,questions or reviews of your own list the in the comment section
below. i would love to hear them

Sherri

 

 

WEALTHY AFFILIATE-MEMBERSHIP GRID

THINKING ABOUT THE COST  TO BUILD A WEBSITE?

There is a lot of affiliate website building programs  some are free to start and some do charge to use their websites. below is one affiliate program that shows you do not need to pay to get started.i have put the membership grid below for you to check it  out.

wealthy affiliate

If you think this is a program you would like to experience further click the grid to  get started today.You will be glad you did.or if you have any question,comments or insight of your own please leave below and i will reply to them. i would love to hear them. I will do my best to help you out in anyway i can.

sherri

 

WHAT IS AFFILIATE MARKING?-HOW DOES AFFILIATE MARKING WORK

WHAT IS AFFILIATE MARKETING?

Affiliate marketing is a marketing arrangement by which an online retailer pays a commission to an external website for traffic or sales generated from its referrals. Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products. You find a product you like, promote it to others and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make.no experience no problem these programs are for everyone i mean literately everyone from no experience to advance experience.

WEALTHY AFFILIATES


HOW DOES AFFILIATE MARKING WORK 

  • SIGN UP WITH AFFILIATE SITE-I RECOMMEND TRYING WEALTHY AFFILIATE THEY ARE FREE TO START.
  • SET UP PROFILE-SET UP YOUR PROFILE ON THE AFFILIATE SITE
  • TRAINING COURSES-START YOUR FIRST TRAINING COURSE TO SET UP A WEBSITE IT WILL SHOW STEP BY STEP TO SET IT UP
  • NICHE-PICK YOUR NICE A NICE IS AND INTEREST YOU LIKE TO WRITE ABOUT OR THAT WILL ATTRACT TRAFFIC TO YOUR WEB SITE
  • GET TRAFFIC-START GETTING TRAFFIC TO YOUR WEBSITE THEIR ARE MANY WAS TO DO THIS
  • SINGING UP WITH AFFILIATE SPONSORED PROGRAM- SING UP TO 2 OR 3 SITES LIKE AMAZON OR E BAY
  • START MAKING REVENUE

Their are a lot of affiliate programs out there here are a few you can try,but i do highly recommend wealthy affiliates.

  1. wealthy affiliates 
  2. weebly,com
  3. webstarts.com

THE BENEFITS OF JOINING AN AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

The benefits from joining an affiliate website building programs are you get one on one training ,course training step by step,thousands of tools and techniques you can use and benefit from,social networking,questions and answers,live chat help from experts.trouble shooting the list goes on and on.not to mention they also help your websites get highly ranked over time in google, yahoo and bing.

MY personal experience before i started working from home was absolutely no experience what so ever.I did not know the first thing about building a website let alone what to write how to write or get it ranked i mean literally i knew nothing.so i just started searching and trying different sites and programs and i finally found what i was looking for and

WORKING FROM HOME

that is when i joined affiliates website building program and it cost me nothing to try it was the best thing i could have ever done for my self and now i want to share my success with folks like you who are thinking about or wanting to work from home and you can truly make money from it i did and if i can do it with no experience so can you.so go join one now and be on your way to a successful online business of your own.you will be happy you did.

if you have any comments ,questions or opinions of you own i would love to hear them so please leave them below and i will read and answer them.

thank you Sherri.

 

 

 

 

AVOID SCAMS ON LINE-WHAT ARE SCAMS

AVOIDING SCAMS

  • Do not extend payment to anyone you have not met in person.
  • Beware offers involving shipping – deal with locals you can meet in person.
  • Never wire funds (e.g. Western Union) – anyone who asks you to is a scammer.
  • Don’t accept cashier/certified checks or money orders – banks cash fakes, then hold you responsible.
  • Transactions are between users only, no third party provides a “guarantee”.
  • Never give out financial info (bank account, social security, paypal account, etc).
  • Do not rent or purchase sight-unseen—that amazing “deal” may not exist.
  • Refuse background/credit checks until you have met landlord/employer in person.

RECOGNIZING SCAMS

Most scams attempts involve one or more of the following:

  • Email or text from someone that is not local to your area.
  • Vague initial inquiry, e.g. asking about “the item.” Poor grammar/spelling.
  • Western Union, Money Gram, cashier check, money order, pay pal, shipping, escrow service, or a “guarantee.”
  • Inability or refusal to meet face-to-face to complete the transaction.

EXAMPLES OF SCAMS

  1. Someone claims your transaction is guaranteed, that a buyer/seller is officially certified, OR that a third party of any kind will handle or provide protection for a payment:
  • These claims are fraudulent, as transactions are between users only.
  • The scammer will often send an official looking (but fake) email that appears to come from craigslist or another third party, offering a guarantee, certifying a seller, or pretending to handle payments.

2. Distant person offers a genuine-looking (but fake) cashier’s check:

  • You receive an email or text (examples below) offering to buy your item, pay for your services in advance, or rent your apartment, sight unseen and without meeting you in person.
  • A cashier’s check is offered for your sale item as a deposit for an apartment or for your services.
  • Value of cashier’s check often far exceeds your item—scammer offers to “trust” you, and asks you to wire the balance via money transfer service.
  • Banks will cash fake checks AND THEN HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE WHEN THE CHECK FAILS TO CLEAR, sometimes including criminal prosecution.
  • Scams often pretend to involve a 3rd party (shipping agent, business associate, etc.).

3. Someone requests wire service payment via Western Union or Money Gram:

  • Deal often seems too good to be true, price is too low, or rent is below market, etc.
  • Scam “bait” items include apartments, laptops, TVs, cell phones, tickets, other high value items.
  • Scammer may (falsely) claim a confirmation code from you is needed before he can withdraw your money.
  • Common countries currently include: Nigeria, Romania, UK, Netherlands—but could be anywhere.
  • Rental may be local, but owner is “travelling” or “relocating” and needs you to wire money abroad.
  • Scammer may pretend to be unable to speak by phone (scammers prefer to operate by text/email).

4. Distant person offers to send you a cashier’s check or money order and then have you wire money:

  • This is ALWAYS a scam in our experience—the cashier’s check is FAKE.
  • Sometimes accompanies an offer of merchandise, sometimes not.
  • Scammer often asks for your name, address, etc. for printing on the fake check.
  • Deal often seems too good to be true.

5. Distant seller suggests use of an online escrow service:

  • Most online escrow sites are FRAUDULENT and operated by scammers.
  • For more info, do a google search on “fake escrow” or “escrow fraud.”

PROTECT YOUR SELF

  1. BE ALERT TO THE FACT THAT SCAMS EXIST
  2. KNOW WHO YOU ARE DEALING WITH
  3. DO NOT OPEN SUSPICIOUS TEXTS,POP UPS,WINDOWS OR EMAILS-DELETE THEM:IF YOU ARE UNSURE,VERIFY THE IDENTITY OF THE CONTACT THROUGH AN INDEPENDENT SOURCE SUCH AS A PHONE BOOK  OR ONLINE SEARCHES
  4. KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS SECURE.

PLEASE LEAVE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS BELOW AND I WILL BE READ AND ANSWER THEM THANK YOU

SHERRI